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An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind


National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
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Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give.
~Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.
~Gandalf, in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).